Pennsylvania State Police
Linda J. Randby is the legal counsel and Privacy Officer for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (“PSP”). She has served in this capacity since July 2012. In this role, Ms. Randby handles legal issues related to the work of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation including matters related to drug investigations, gathering and dissemination of intelligence information, participation on task forces and privacy, civil liberties and civil rights. She has developed and implemented a nationally known privacy, civil liberties and civil rights program at PSP.
Prior to her appointment to PSP, she was with the Pennsylvania Board of Probation & Parole (“PBPP”) from 2000 to 2012. During her time at the PBPP, she served as Chief Counsel, Deputy Chief Counsel and Assistant Counsel. Before her appointment to the PBPP, she worked as Deputy General Counsel at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency and as an Associate Attorney at the law firm, McNees, Wallace & Nurick. Ms. Randby is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Dauphin County Bar Association, and the James Bowman Inns of Court. Ms. Randby is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor degree from Ashland University and her juris doctorate degree from Widener University School of Law. She was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1993.